Tag Archives: Salmonella

Bio-Control of Salmonella in Foods Using Bacteriophages

I’m a bit of a sceptic when it comes to the idea that “phage therapy” is going to save us when the antibiotics fail. There have been enough clinical trails now to show that this cannot be true, at least … Continue reading

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How Salmonella Survives the Macrophage’s Acid Attack

Salmonella has adapted what was once an antibacterial response into a signal for the correct time and place to secret its virulence proteins. Continue reading

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Whole Genome Sequencing for Outbreak Detection of Salmonella enterica

Whole genome sequencing is not enough to diagnose and control Salmonella outbreaks. Continue reading

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Typhoid: Engage Cloaking Mechanism

Why do some strains of Salmonella gauss gastoenteritis while closely-related organisms cause thyphoid? Continue reading

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Honing in on enteric fever

The use of metabolomics could lead to improved diagnostics for enteric fever. Continue reading

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Immunity to Intracellular Salmonella Depends on Surface-associated Antigens

Invasive Salmonella infection is an important health problem that is worsening because of rising antimicrobial resistance and the changing Salmonella serovar spectrum. Novel vaccines with broad serovar coverage are needed, but suitable protective antigens remain largely unknown. This study identified … Continue reading

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Shedding light on Salmonella carriers

Host-to-host transmission in most Salmonella serovars occurs primarily via the fecal-oral route. Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi is a human host-adapted pathogen and some S. Typhi patients become asymptomatic carriers. These individuals excrete large numbers of the bacteria in their feces … Continue reading

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Salmonella, the host and its microbiota

Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is an important food-borne pathogen that in humans causes a self-limited gastroenteritis, characterized by fever, acute intestinal inflammation, diarrhea, and the presence of neutrophils in stool samples. In addition, S. Typhimurium is a model … Continue reading

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Meet the newest virus fighter: Salmonella

Interfering RNAs (RNAi) are meant to match the sequence of the messenger RNAs made from genes, and then to block or inactivate the mRNA, keeping it from being translated into a harmful protein. One of the main hurdles has been … Continue reading

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